Bites and Stings to children: Response & Precaution

Animals like cats and dogs: A bite or scratch which has only broken the skin can be treated at home. Wash the wound with running water, dry it and cover it with a dry adhesive dressing. Check the wound the next day for any redness or inflammation around it, which would suggest infection. In such… [ Continue Reading ]


Tetanus, caused by the bacillus Clostridium Tetani, is quite rare in developed countries, but is still an endemic infection in India. The most common form of the disease, neonatal tetanus (newborns suffering from tetanus), has a fatality rate as high as 80 to 90 per cent. One has, however, noticed a decrease in the neonatal… [ Continue Reading ]